Michelle J. Zaso, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Clinical Psychology

Contact Information

1021 Main Street
Buffalo, NY  14203-1016
Phone: (716) 887-2488
Email: mjzaso@buffalo.edu

Primary Research Areas

Etiologies of alcohol use across development, particularly adolescence through young adulthood; Interplay of individual (genetics, cognitions, personality, life experiences) and socioenvironmental contributors to drinking


Representative and Recent Publications

Zaso, M. J., Goodhines, P. A., Wall, T. L., & Park, A. (2019). Meta-analysis on associations of alcohol metabolism genes with alcohol use disorder in East Asians. Alcohol and Alcoholism54(3), 216-224. doi: 10.1093/alcalc/agz011 PMID: 30834931

Goodhines, P. A., Zaso, M. J., Gellis, L. A., & Park, A. (2019). Sleep-related functional impairment as a moderator of risky drinking and subsequent negative drinking consequences in college students. Addictive Behaviors93, 146-153. doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2019.01.042 PMID: 30711667

Zaso, M. J., Desalu, J. M., Kim, J., Suryadevara, K., Belote, J. M., & Park, A. (2018). Interaction between the ADH1B* 3 allele and drinking motives on alcohol use among Black college students. The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse44(3), 329-338. doi: 10.1080/00952990.2017.1339054 PMID: 28662358

Kim, J., Marciano, M. A., Ninham, S., Zaso, M. J., & Park, A. (2018). Interaction effects between the cumulative genetic score and psychosocial stressor on self-reported drinking urge and implicit attentional bias for alcohol: A human laboratory study. Alcohol and Alcoholism54(1), 30-37. doi: 10.1093/alcalc/agy065 PMID: 30192917

Zaso, M. J., Maisto, S. A., Glatt, S. J., Belote, J. M., & Park, A. (2017). Interaction between the μ‐opioid receptor gene and the number of heavy‐drinking peers on alcohol use. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research41(12), 2041-2050. doi: 10.1111/acer.13523 PMID: 28992386

Desalu, J. M., Kim, J., Zaso, M. J., Corriders, S. R., Loury, J. A., Minter, M. L., & Park, A. (2017). Racial discrimination, binge drinking, and negative drinking consequences among Black college students: serial mediation by depressive symptoms and coping motives. Ethnicity & Health, 24(8), 874-888. doi: 10.1080/13557858.2017.1380170 PMID: 28931304

Desalu, J. M., Zaso, M. J., Kim, J., Belote, J. M., & Park, A. (2017). Interaction between ADH1B* 3 and alcohol‐facilitating social environments in alcohol behaviors among college students of African descent. The American Journal on Addictions26(4), 349-356. doi: 10.1111/ajad.12532 PMID: 28494133

Park, A., Eckert, T. L., Zaso, M. J., Scott‐Sheldon, L. A. J., Vanable, P. A., Carey, K. B., ... & Carey, M. P. (2017). Associations between health literacy and health behaviors among urban high school students. Journal of School Health87(12), 885-893. doi: 10.1111/josh.12567 PMID: 29096408

Park, A., Kim, J., Zaso, M. J., Glatt, S. J., Sher, K. J., Scott-Sheldon, L. A. J., ... & Carey, M. P. (2017). The interaction between the dopamine receptor D4 (DRD4) variable number tandem repeat polymorphism and perceived peer drinking norms in adolescent alcohol use and misuse. Development and Psychopathology29(1), 173-183. doi: 10.1017/S0954579416000080 PMID: 26902782

Zaso, M. J., Park, A., Kim, J., Gellis, L. A., Kwon, H., & Maisto, S. A. (2016). The associations among prior drinking consequences, subjective evaluations, and subsequent alcohol outcomes. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors30(3), 367-376. doi: 10.1037/adb0000166 PMID: 27214171

Zaso, M. J., Park, A., & Antshel, K. M. (2015). Treatments for adolescents with comorbid ADHD and substance use disorder: A systematic review. Journal of Attention Disorders. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/1087054715569280 PMID: 25655767

Park, A., Kim, J., Gellis, L. A., Zaso, M. J., & Maisto, S. A. (2014). Short-term prospective effects of impulsivity on binge drinking: Mediation by positive and negative drinking consequences. Journal of American College Health62(8), 517-525. doi: 10.1080/07448481.2014.929579 PMID: 24901736